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DNA testing for visa and citizenship applicants

DNA testing for visa and citizenship applicants
The Department of Home Affairs and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal are asking for DNA evidence to prove a biological relationship between two or more people in an increasing number of visa and citizenship applications. DNA testing is a reliable means of providing evidence of a claimed biological relationship when documentation, such as birth certificates, is lacking or incomplete.

DNA Testing for Surrogacy Families

DNA Testing for Surrogacy Families
Identilab is proud to be the exclusive provider of DNA testing services for Families Through Surrogacy (FTS), an advocacy group bringing together intended parents, surrogates, and experts.

Including the mother in DNA testing

Including the mother in DNA testing
Identilab highly recommends including both parents in any parentage test, but the usual response to this is "I know I'm the mum" or "I know who t...

Mouth Swabs versus Blood Samples for DNA Testing - How Accurate Are Mouth Swabs?

Mouth Swabs versus Blood Samples for DNA Testing - How Accurate Are Mouth Swabs?
A lot of people are surprised (and often relieved) to discover that we don't routinely use blood samples for our parentage and kinship tests. Instead, we use swabs from inside the mouth that are then transferred to archival paper. Here's why...

Court Ordered Paternity Tests - The Requirements of a Legal Paternity Test

Court Ordered Paternity Tests - The Requirements of a Legal Paternity Test
For DNA paternity or maternity test results to be admissible for legal purposes, such as for changing a birth certificate, Family Law Court proceedings, visa/citizenship applications or child support claims, the process undertaken needs to comply with the Family Law Regulations 1984 (Cth). This legislation outlines the way in which samples must be collected, packaged and tested.

How much does a DNA test cost?

How much does a DNA test cost?
We sometimes get asked why our tests aren’t $89 like other companies on the internet. These companies are usually located overseas, meaning it can take longer to get your results, it’s hard to talk to someone if you need your results explained to you, and you are not protected by Australian Privacy Laws. 

DNA Dictionary

DNA glossary
There are lots of words used in DNA testing that you might not have heard of before, so we've put together a DNA dictionary to help!
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